“Soar Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease on Kensington’s Flying Trapeze!” That’s what the poster would say if P.T. Barnum were advertising the Fly School Circus Arts’ move to 1620 North Fifth Street. From suburban Bucks County to gritty Fifth and Cecil B. Moore — that’s quite a change.
But it makes a great deal of sense, actually. In statement, Fly School Circus Arts Executive Director Mary Kelly Rayel said, “We are thrilled to open up a new space in the heart of the city and become part of a growing and rising community. Over the next year, we look forward to partnering with other organizations and business owners in Kensington, Fishtown, Northern Liberties and beyond.”